Jobless Rate Falls

Jobless Rate Falls

POSTED: Friday, December 18, 2009 - 10:46am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm

El Paso - - Texas unemployment has dropped for the first time in 16 months.

Eight percent of the state workforce was out of a job in November. That is three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the month before.

More El Pasoans also found work last month. The local jobless rate dropped from 9.5% in October to 9.2% in November.

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